While there are many people that understand the need for saving money for retirement even though you would probably have many other uses for that money, for some, it’s downright impossible for them to save — the impulse to use that money in the now is too strong.

But if the second type of person describes you, you may just have to play some tricks on yourself to help you save money. And it’s easier than it sounds!

Bronx Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is sharing four mind tricks to help you keep saving that money.

1. Temptation Bundling

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With so many features and options on big-ticket items nowadays, it can be very easy to pay for features and perks that you’ll never use. These can add up to hundreds and even thousands of wasted dollars, however, so it’s important to do your research and know what you need (and don’t!) before starting your shopping process, whether it’s at a brick-and-mortar store or online.

Beth Abraham Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has tips on how to be a smart shopper for four major purchases.

Car

The biggest of the big-ticket items, automobiles are more technically complex and come with…


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around one-third of Americans over the age of 65 have some form of vision impairment, a statistic that is made worse by the fact that only around half of Americans get their vision checked every year due to either a lack of awareness or insurance/cost-related issues.

If you’re not getting a vision test every year, doing so is a good start. In the meantime, Delmar Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has details on signs and symptoms of a serious vision problem.

A List of Warning Signs

The eye is a…


A healthy and happy digestive system is not only great for your stomach, but for your general health and wellbeing too.

Probiotics are live micro-organisms that help digest food and also help destroy disease-causing cells and produce vitamins that the entire body can benefit from. Probiotics are generally referred to as good bacteria that works to eliminate toxins from the digestive system.

While supplements are a popular way to add probiotics to your diet, doctors recommend getting them naturally.

Wichita Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has a look at four ways to boost your probiotic intake naturally.

1. Yogurt

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When it comes to improving heart health, you’re likely to first think about making changes in your diet, exercising more, and quitting smoking. But one of the biggest factors for a healthy heart and cardiovascular system is getting the proper amount of sleep on a routine basis.

Topeka Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has a look at the link between good sleeping habits and heart health.

How Much Sleep Is Needed Per Night?

Adults should get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night. In adults who routinely get less than seven hours of sleep per night, they carry…


Headaches can easily put the damper on an enjoyable day.

Whether it’s a tension headache (caused by tightening of muscles in the head and neck) or a migraine (from pain created by sensitive nerve endings), paying attention to what you are doing when they come on can go along with in trying to prevent them. While there isn’t a lot of consistent research on what brings a headache on, the triggers are generally similar from person to person.

Kingston Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is detailing five common causes of a headache. Just a note, however, is that we’re talking…


Yoga is most closely associated with stretching and flexibility, but while it’s great for those physical qualities, it can have numerous mental-health benefits as well — that go well beyond meditation and relaxation to curb anxiety and depression.

Oak Hill Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing takes a look at how yoga can actually strengthen your brain, resulting in improved memory, learning skills, and overall function.

Strengthening Your Brain

It should come as no surprise that performing an exercise that is good for the mind will actually help strengthen your brain. …


Incontinence can happen at any age, but it’s increasingly more common as we age. In fact, the Urology Care Foundation reports that half of all women older than 65 experience at least occasional bladder leakage. Causes range from childbirth and constipation to serious conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Surgery is always a possibility, but there are a variety of treatment methods that depend on the type of incontinence you or a loved one might be suffering. Bannister Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has a look at six different types of urinary incontinence.

1. Urge Incontinence

This is the most common…


Incontinence can happen at any age, but it’s increasingly more common as we age. In fact, the Urology Care Foundation reports that half of all women older than 65 experience at least occasional bladder leakage. Causes range from childbirth and constipation to serious conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Surgery is an option, but many times, incontinence can be controlled through behavioral therapy and medication. Hammonton Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has a look at several treatment methods for overactive bladder and bowel incontinence.

Behavioral Therapy

This is generally the first attempt a doctor will make after a diagnosis. The first…


Inflammation occurs naturally in the body and can be a response to illness or an injury, but chronic inflammation — when your immune cells are working hard and on alert all the time — can damage your organs and increase your chances of developing debilitating health conditions, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. In other words — common killers.

A generally unhealthy lifestyle is a contributing factor to chronic inflammation, so if this is a danger, there are ways to reduce inflammation throughout the body and reduce your risk. …

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